Financial Accounting & Reporting Update - Boston

Organization: Accounting Conferences and Seminars LLC

Venue: Hyatt Regency Boston

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 12, 2014 / 8:45 am - (EST) End Date/Time: Jun 13, 2014 / 4:30 pm - (EST)
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Description

BOSTON HYATT CAMBRIDGE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING & REPORTING  UPDATE CONFERENCE We are seeing an unprecedented level of major accounting changes from US and international standard-setters. This conference will address the latest developments in key areas. The format of pairing panelists from industry and public accounting is designed to give a fuller perspective. LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Understand the latest accounting changes in key areas
  • Recognize the timelines and key factors
  • Begin to assess the effects of these standards on your company or clients
REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Cost $795 if you register 45 days in advance (regular price is $995).  We have a block of rooms available at the Hyatt at $259 per night The hotel is located 6 miles from the airport. Register any one of three ways: 1. Register online using a credit card and click the orange button 2. Register by phone at (610) 789-3110  3. Email your contact info to be invoiced   

AGENDA: DAY 1 8:00 8:45 Continental Breakfast and Registration 8:45 10:15 Revenue Recognition  Key provisions of new standard Considerations and illustrative examples for collectibility, contingent revenue, sales to distributors, performance obligations over time, elimination of VSOE for software transactions, use of residual approach, term licenses, time value of money, disclosure implications 10:15 10:30 Break 10:30 12:00 Leases Estimated timing of key milestones and overview of joint project Significant provisions Anticipated market reaction by lessors and lessees Transformation and implementation considerations 12:00 1:00 Lunch 1:00 2:15 Industry Panel Discussion Introduction of Panelists, Companies and Critical Issues Moderator-led question Q&A session with group 2:15 2:25 Break 2:25 3:45 Fraud Case studies and examples Key facts and statistics Detection, Prevention and Response FCPA: bribery and corruption 3:45 4:00 Break 4:00 5:15 Financial Reporting Roundup FASB Update: Recently completed standards: Other Comprehensive Income Goodwill Impairment Indefinite-Lived Intangibles Impairment Accounting for Financial instruments Project Update AGENDA: DAY 2 8:30 10:00 Regulatory Update Financial Regulatory Reform: Dodd-Frank Act SEC Enforcement trends SEC Comment Letter Trends SEC Staff Review process: heightened demand for disclosures 10:00 10:15 Break 10:15 11:45 Business Combinations Scope of ASC 805 Recognizing and measuring assets acquired and liabilities assumed Income tax considerations Disclosure requirements 11:45 12:45 Lunch 12:45 2:00 Surviving SEC Scrutiny: SEC, Analysts & the Media Weak Corporate Governance, Disclosures, Internal Controls Inconsistent Corp Communications, Inappropriate Non-GAAP Disclosures Weak Critical Accounting Policies, Accounting Divergences,  Questionable Revenue Recognition, Questionable Cost/Expense Deferrals,  Suspect allowances, Lengthy Asset Lives, Loss Contingency Disclosures... 2:00 2:15 Break 2:15 3:30 SOX & Internal Control Update Past issues and emerging trends New COSO Guidance Exploring restatements PCAOB Standards: what's new 3:30 4:30 Consolidations Evaluation "power to direct" Performing the consolidation analysis Considerations for investment companies Conference series speakers include: Eliza Preoteasa, Deloitte & Touche Senior Manager John Benedetti, PricewaterhouseCoopers Director in Transaction Services Group Renee Bomchill, Deloitte & Touche Partner in Financial Accounting & Reporting Services Practice Ron Kiima, Kiima Inc. Former SEC Assistant Chief Accountant now President of Kiima Inc. a private consulting firm specializing in SEC, corporate governance and risk management  Andreas Chrysostomou, Duff & Phelps Managing Director—part of the Valuation Advisory Services business unit Steve DiPietro, Deloitte & Touche Finance and IFRS Program Management Office leader for New England Jonathan Feig, Ernst & Young Partner in Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice Hank Galligan, BDO Practice Office Accounting Director Steve Koltun, McGladrey & Pullen Assurance Services Partner Mary Hansen, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Assistant Regional Director Scott Hickson, Ernst & Young Senior Manager in National Office with primary emphasis of revenue recognition Paige Kuroyama, McGladrey & Pullen Director in the Western Regional Professional Practice Office Josh Leonard, Deloitte & Touche Partner in Financial Advisory Services LLP's Lease Advisory practice Chris Lohin, SAP America Senior Finance Director David Lynn, Morrison Foerster Partner and former SEC Chief Counsel Francis Markey, Duff & Phelps Director, Valuation Services Jamie Mayer, Grant Thornton Executive Director in Accounting Principles Consulting Group (former FASB practice fellow) Jonathan Nus, Standard & Poor's Rating Service Director with focus on how financial statement information is analyzed R. Daniel O'Connor, Ropes & Gray Partner focusing on SEC Enforcement matters, internal investigations and related trial work. Amanda Spindler, MillerCoors Treasury Manager Sarah Rich, SunTrust Banks, Inc., Accounting Consultations Group with particular emphasis on financial instruments Mark Sitlinger, Ally Financial (formerly GMAC) Director of Accounting Policy Chris Whitley, PwC Partner in PwC's Accounting & Financial Reporting team in the Transaction Services business unit Peter Wilm, Deloitte & Touche Partner in Financial Accounting & Reporting Services Group (former Executive VP at MBNA America Bank and Professional Accounting Fellow at the OCC)

 

Venue

One Ave. de Lafayette
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
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Accounting Conferences and Seminars LLC